The Museum of The Little Prince, Hakone-machi

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.7/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
Step into scenes from one of the world's most read and best loved children's books at The Museum of The Little Prince, a museum and park dedicated to Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic. Stroll around the small village, designed to look like the illustrations of France pored over endlessly by readers of "The Little Prince." Learn about the author's childhood, and the inspirations which went into the magical tale, as you go through the museum, seeing a recreation of his childhood bedroom and the room in which he wrote the famous story. Rest up in the onsite cafe, serving an array of French dishes with a distinctly Japanese twist. Put The Museum of The Little Prince into our Hakone-machi itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • So was sister of the 40s and 50s and 70s said the parent-child mother is this writer's fans from the old visit 2-degree increase. Changing exhibits, was much hotter video until the last day of the writer moved to tears. Souvenir shop and restaurant are very nice.
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  • Is hard, even for adults is impressive. I think Museum is of course a good and impressive, but here come recommended use of the hotel's restaurant. Especially drink alcohol and non-alcoholic wine for people who come in do & car! And this is recommended. Rather than grape juice and wine like drink is delicious in a gotae.
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  • Learn more about the author of Little Prince, you have no doubt to go there. The exhibit have been well kept, good photo taking spots. As tourism is important income to the country, I suggest the exhi...  read more »
  • My son was reading The Little Prince when we headed to Hakone and...surprise! This little gem of a museum was right there in Hakone! It is sweet and delightful. Exterior is a charming garden with a replica of the house the author grew up in and including statues of all the characters and places in the book. Inside you'll find the story of his life and they have the authors actual passport! At the end you 'enter' into the book. Charming little restaurant there and gift shop...also charming. TIP: Last entrance 30 mins before. Check website for hours, etc.
  • Insanely detailed homage to Saint-Exupéry with lots of fun in it. A good museum in its right with an interesting historical account, it features a very clever and challenging treasure hunt with nice puzzles. However, you will need a Japanese speaker to play. There is also a simple stamp collecting exercise suited to younger children.
  • Good if you are a fan of little prince, otherwise it maybe a bit boring
  • For non-Japanese visitors, remember to pick up a guide book in English or Chinese at the entrance to better appreciate the exhibits.
  • Beautiful place for a beautiful story
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